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Homefront is set in a near future America in 2027 when a now-nuclear armed Korean People's Army invades the USA. The game is written by John Milius, who co-wrote Apocalypse Now and wrote Red Dawn. The beginning gameplay is reportedly set in Montrose, Colorado.
One of the major portions of the story arc is built around not only the growth of the North Korean forces over the years leading to the year 2027 (the year in which the game takes place), but also the economic downfall of the United States of America, and the unrest that seems to grip the nation before the invasion.
Homefront is speculative fiction, set in a near-future, post peak oil world that features a significantly declined United States, and a united Korea that has built a massive alliance in East Asia. The Gate Corporation (a major private military company) also plays a minor role. The game focuses on the collapse of the United States, subsequent occupation by the Greater Korean Republic - a united Korea under the rule of the North - and the American Resistance that fights said occupation. The player is invited to join the American resistance, "using guerrilla tactics, commandeering military vehicles, and utilizing advanced drone technology", but the player may join the Korean Forces as well. The game will also feature vehicle based 32 player online warfare using dedicated servers. The game is planned to ship on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. The game world also features fictional physics; for example,  and objects of interest are magnetically attracted to the player.
Said Tae Kim, a former CIA field agent on the game's backstory, and a consultant: "we went to a very rigorous, academic research process to make sure to not only look at North Korea's current state but to look at historical examples how things could parallel and turn events. History repeats itself. From today to the day the invasion starts in the game, if you combine everything, the odds are very very slim this becomes true. But when you look at the storyline step by step, every step is a coin flip but a plausible step. So once you get there, it's plausible. And from there the next step is plausible as well. Even though the whole thing is fictional, it comes with plausible baby steps."
Tae Kim is a former Field Operations Officer with the CIA and highly valued consultant the New York based Kaos Studios keeps on its payroll these days.
The American with korean roots helps the US developer to design the main and back story for Homefront, the next big action shooter THQ is planning to publish most probably at then end of 2010. Gamereactor flew over to New York to talk with Tae Kim about his work with Homefront.
Originally posted by starwarsisreal
here's a most plausible scenario for homefront. With the rule of Kim Jong un weak the leaders of North Korea decided that it is time to reunite with South Korea peacefully. However during the reunification process the North Korean military launches a coup to overthrow the South Korean Government. With Korea united under rule of the North via communist military dictatorship the Koreans buildup their military forces. Just as the US was going to respond it became paralyzed with the economic crisis forcing them to withdraw from Asia. Meanwhile China has collapsed due to Citizen uprisings like the ones in Egypt. With the US and China out of the way The North Koreans annexes Japan and the Southeast Asian nations with no difficulties by threatening them with annihilation. Then North Korea launches an invasion of Australia, New Zealand, and other Oceania nations. With the conquest of the Pacific now complete North Korea turn its eyes toward a greatly reduced US. North Korea launches a EMP Strike and took the western part of the usedit on 12-2-2011 by starwarsisreal because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Segador
Kill hundreds of thousands of soldiers single handedly like I will be doing in the Homefront video game.
Originally posted by the_0bserver85
I've already pre-order this game.
The premise this game put on is just wow.
Set in the near future, THQ's Homefront is a game of speculative fiction that forecasts the unifying of North and South Korea, which later leads to the takeover of Asia and an attempt to occupy the United States.
Originally posted by LargeFries
Translating 'Homefront' to the real world...
i think casualties would be high as millions of gameboys perish in their Mom's basement.
Originally posted by anumohi
take it all give nothing back, i say Arrrrr